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Durian banners!

on August 11th, 2009, by Ton

sig-buildupDavid Revoy made a cool series of banners, for everyone who likes to help us promoting the campaign. Add it to your websites! πŸ™‚

Further short news snippets:

  • We presented Blender 2.5 and the Durian project prominently at Siggraph (see picture). I brought about 250 BBB dvds as give-aways which caused quite some amazement… giving away free stuff? Yeah, but then just buy the durian dvd now!
  • Several companies at Siggraph expressed interest to support Durian, especially to support us making it stereo/3d. All of this is tentative still, doing follow-ups now.
  • I’m also invited as a speaker on IBC – – the leading international conference and gigantic tradeshow for the digital media industry. Will be great networking opportunity!
  • Colin is currently working with Martin Lodewijk about first script treatments, things are looking very promising. Will need to kick Martin a bit to speed-up so we can get to work on breakdown and storyboards in september.
  • In less than two weeks, all the Durian artists (+ Brecht & me) will come over to Amsterdam for the pre-production week! Is going to be exciting, expect fun stories and pictures here all week.
  • More gold sponsors in! Check sponsor page… we’re also very proud of the presale campaign sofar, goes great!


24 Responses to “Durian banners!”

  1. Dilly Says:

    Awesome news!! =D

  2. Agustin Says:

    I have a advice:

    I think that the story should reflect the Blender story and its evolution.

    Personally i didn’t like the bloody banner which shocks instead of inspiring.
    And that’s is the point, INSPIRATION! Blender its developers and its community are an example of self-improvement, evolving and passion, there is not something like “suffering” here, i never feel a knife in my hand using Blender, instead i feel my hand more free than other times using other packages, and thats is inspirational, at least fo me.

    So my recommendation is that the story sends and reflects the message that Blender and all supporting it are already sending!

    Cheers! Agustin.

  3. Gianmichele Says:

    Nice nice nice.

    Anyway do we have some sort of video/photo report from Siggraph ?

    @Ton: What about your presentation ?


  4. Terry Wallwork Says:


    Already put the banner on my site.

    Things are moving along nicely!

  5. rogper Says:

    It’s already in my blog also πŸ™‚

  6. Ivo Grigull Says:

    Cool. Allready preordered my copy. Cant wait to see you guys getting started with the production. It is going to be awesome for shure!

  7. Blendiac Says:

    Hey guys,

    Any chance of some similar large size banners without the stabbed hand? Looking at it just makes me go “Ouch!” rather than “Kick a$$! YEAH!” :$ I’d love to promote durian on my blog, though!

  8. Roberto Says:

    A stereoscopic 3D version would be awesome! Imagine, first open source movie in stereo…

  9. dusty Says:

    Yep! my blog has it on now! blog.dustyghost .com

    Happy to do so!

  10. dusty Says:

    Sorry I meant the banners of course! πŸ™‚

  11. dusty Says:

    Sorry I meant the banners of course. πŸ™‚

  12. dusty Says:

    Sorry I don’t know why, but sometimes when I post a comment I don’t see it, so I ended up posting twice.

  13. yman Says:

    I think that scene looks nice. Black ritual? Torture for information? In any case, I hope it will be in the movie.

  14. Ton Says:

    Dusty: the spam filter on this blog is quite evil… it seems to block everyone’s first post or so. Currently it goes fine I think, if you have this again notify me!

  15. Hedge Says:

    @Ton: Sometimes when I want to leave a comment, I am surprised that the fields are already filled with someone else’s name, email and website. This happened to me more than once.

  16. Chris Folea Says:

    I’ll post one of these banners on my blog as soon as I figure out how! This is so exciting, I actually just pre-ordered my copy :D!

  17. Ton Says:

    Try clearing your cache every hour or so.

  18. Jarred Says:

    yeah, rock on |,,|

  19. Satish 'iluvblender' Goda Says:

    Yayy.. have added a banner on my facebook Blender blog.. also pre-ordered Durian DVD..

    Following are pictured from SIGGRAPH 2009 Blender BOF, Exhibit and hangouts with Blenderheads.

  20. Fernan PΓ©rez Says:

    Woow, i have just put the banner in my site, I am still getting money for the presale.. just some dollars

  21. Dark Star Says:

    Why you guys have used Photoshop to make the mountain image ? πŸ™ I thought you guys only use Open Source tools πŸ™

  22. dusty Says:

    @Dark Star

    Hey dark, don’t forget that the people working on this project come from all over the place and will already have tools they like to use before they started.

    If they have a licensed copy of Photoshop already, then why not use it for promotional material?

    Though I admit the challenge is to create a movie using open source, so as long as the frames of the movie are completely OS, then I see the challenge as met…. so…..

  23. Ben Dansie Says:

    @Dark Star –

    Valid question. Truth is that most of the image was actually done in the Gimp. I think at least the entire backdrop section. However, my computer was having a multitude of issues at the time and Photoshop is what I am still a bit more familiar with so I just finished it up in Photoshop for time reasons. Gimp is now the only image editing (well, except mspaint) on my machine and I’m trying to keep it that way to learn it faster.


  24. Dark Star Says:

    Thanks :for clarifying, no problem with that πŸ™‚

    Keep up the good work .. Even though I am a hardcore Gimp fan and user I cannot get that effect in Gimp πŸ™

    Waiting for more spoilers and hoping I’ll learn blender soon πŸ˜‰

    Keep up the good work guys. Heres hoping best of luck for the project πŸ˜€